IPA

I use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) when I need to define the sounds of any of the words in this blog. Here are the symbols and sounds for those of you unfamiliar with IPA. You can also click by a sounds to hear it.

vowels
IPA words listen
^ cup, luck Amer
a arm, father Amer / Brit
@ cat, black Amer
e met, bed Amer
.. away, cinema Amer
e(r) turn, learn Amer / Brit
i hit, sitting Amer
i see, heat Amer
o hot, rock Amer / Brit
o call, four Amer / Brit
u put, could Amer
u blue, food Amer
ai five, eye Amer
au now, out Amer
ou go, home Amer
e..(r) where, air Amer / Brit
ei say, eight Amer
i..(r) near, here Amer / Brit
oi boy, join Amer
u..(r) pure, tourist Amer / Brit

consonants
IPA words listen
b bad, lab Amer
d did, lady Amer
f find, if Amer
g give, flag Amer
h how, hello Amer
j yes, yellow Amer
k cat, back Amer
l leg, little Amer
m man, lemon Amer
n no, ten Amer
N sing, finger Amer
p pet, map Amer
r red, try Amer
s sun, miss Amer
S she, crash Amer
t tea, getting Amer
tS check, church Amer
th think, both Amer
TH this, mother Amer
v voice, five Amer
w wet, window Amer
z zoo, lazy Amer
Z pleasure, vision Amer
dZ just, large Amer
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